The Doll’s House, 65 Friday Street

The Doll’s House
65
Friday Street
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 1AN

No. 65 Friday Street ‘The Doll’s House’ is yet another infill between two earlier timber-framed buildings (i.e. No. 63 and Nos.67/69), here using what appears to have been an essential access way to the rear. As a consequence, a long side corridor or passageway was retained when The Doll’s House was built and from there the principal entrance door to the house is accessed.  Its ledge and plank door has the initials WWB 1740, very likely the initials of William Bradshaw, of the local builders family,  also very much involved with Gravett’s Cottages further up the street (Nos 17 – 29), where infilling gaps between earlier buildings was the preferred option for creating new small housing. No 65 is taller than its neighbours with an attic storey. Its front room retains some panelling and cupboards around the modernized fireplace. There is an elegant corner display cabinet to one side of it.

Grid Reference: SU762825
Parish: Henley-on-Thames
Surveyed in: 2014
Report written by: Ruth Gibson
Sort key: 0HY-FRD-065